Horse Health Matters®

Desensitize Your Horse to Common Encounters

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:16

Because of the horse's exceptionally perceptive and sensitive nature, he has the ability to detect sensory stimuli on the trail or in unfamiliar places that …

First Aid in Treating Equine Injuries

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 17:04

Learn the three rules for treating equine injuries and how to treat the most common wounds and fractures …

General Care

Deworming Strategies

Flossie Sellers

Deworming Strategies

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 18:51

Horse parasites are a daily fact of life. Read about the different kinds of parasites that affect your horse, the types of dewormers available, and learn ways  …

Horse Hoof Care Performed by the Farrier

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 17:16

All horses require periodic hoof care. Here are the 6 foot care activities better left to a professional farrier …

Tip of the Day

Never use a metal curry comb on your horse's skin. Their sharp edges can damage skin and lead to infection. Use a rubber curry comb instead.

Nutrition

Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

EquiMed Staff

Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 16:55

Horses that gulp their food, especially grains, are likely to suffer digestive tract disturbances, including choke. Why do horses gulp their feed, and what you …

Reproductive Care

Preparing Your Mare for Parturition

EquiMed Staff

Preparing Your Mare for Parturition

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:53

Participating in the parturition of your foal can be both exciting and nerve-racking. Being fully prepared both physically and mentally can help both you and …

Reproductive Care

Parturition: The Birth of the Foal

EquiMed Staff

Parturition: The Birth of the Foal

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 13:51

Excitement is growing as your pregnant mare approaches her due date. While most equine births are uneventful, mare owner should prepare for some common post- …

Extruded Rice Bran - What Is It? and Why Is It Good for Horses …

by Flossie Sellers

February 16, 2019 16:08

More recently, equine feed companies have developed methods of extruding rice bran into stabilized nugget form for easier feeding to horses …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

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Jack

Un-neutered male donkey.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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